RedEye9 wrote on May 24, 2021, 17:27:Already discussed but it'd be a workaround, not a real solution to the underlying problem.
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 25, 2021, 12:04:Both. The tag explicitly is for secret "text", and doesn't actively hide any text but merely renders it in the background color. The smilies are images and therefore cannot be hidden the same way, but also don't really fall under the meaning of text.
lies still show through secret tags though....
Which may or may not be intentional
Kxmode wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 14:37:Could but won't. It's in the menu, and Blue and I feel it doesn't belong in the footer. Besides, if it were there, then by the same logic the credits & FAQ could go there as well, and that would be too much.
Frans, could you add the stats link to the footer?
Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 13:19:Thanks, no secret: the graph is done by simply feeding Chart.js with settings and data. The month picker took the most time, starting from an existing jQueryUI plugin and fixing/massaging it into shape. We can rebuild it, we have the source code, and it doesn't even cost 6 dollars.
That's some sleek and sexy coding Frans, what's your secret!
Bent wrote on Mar 18, 2021, 14:35:Send News (in the masthead) or Submit News (in the left menu) use a mailto link which opens a message window with a mail program (e.g. Thunderbird) where that address is already filled in.
Aha, the Contact Blue link gives an email address but the Submit News doesn't.
Acleacius wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 13:53:See here.
Still hoping one day, to be able to login and return to the intended page to post.-
If there is no current post in an article you want to post in. You login, then get stuck, have to return to the Bluesnews.com, and then back to the article page.
Acleacius wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 13:53:Done, for both news and forums. Thanks, this was one of those little why-didn't-I-think-of-that-ten-years-ago tweaks.
Doing a Search, it would be nice to have a Page Count. -
I was trying to see if you already had posted the story of Kojima's exit after finding a decent story but had no idea how many pages I was going to be searching through.
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 14:25:That's because the browser already went through one redirect inside the scripts, so the Referer path of the original request is no longer available. Changing that would require something like passing that path in a &url= parameter throughout the login process, which looks fugly and is cumbersome in the code.
"Return To Previous Page" does not appear after logging in on a news post that has zero comments.
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 22:28:Since the style sheet contains no non-ASCII characters, that doesn't have any effect, but it doesn't hurt either.
Did you declare @charset "utf-8"; in the primary CSS and *SAVE* that .css file encoded in UTF-8 (with notepad++ or some other file editor that allows specifying..) ?
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 22:28:Hit Ctrl-U and look at line 12: <link href="/css/styles.css"...> Click it to view its contents.
I dunno which CSS is loaded for NewBlue,
fds wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 08:41:5.7, and yes I'm aware of the mb4 charset situation, but was hoping to avoid that. And the eacute is 2-bytes so I'd think the mb4 angle wouldn't explain the problem.
Which version of MySQL is it? Older versions of MySQL, and all versions of MariaDB, required the use of their specially named "utf8mb4" character set instead for true utf-8, one that also supports 4-byte characters such as all emojis.
fds wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 08:41:How did you determine the received byte(s), packet sniffing?
Currently for me, your #2 link consistently serves the title of the story as Cyberpunk 2077 Expos
0xE9, which is invalid utf-8, and as such, consistently shows broken. Both in the h2 posting title, and the top-level title tag which then ends up as the tab's title.
fds wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 08:41:No, the only truly static page is the old HTML archive index (and 3 more that aren't relevant here). And as noted, the frontpage is a static .html file served via the switch script.
However, the issue is only on this /s/ "Share" link, which I gather was statically generated one time.
fds wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 08:41:For title element and story header yes, but most comment subjects show ?'s for me. Although those come out of a separate table/column, and were copied from the news story header when that was still an incorrect 1-byte Latin1 version of eacute, thus the ?'s are to be expected.
If I click over to the comment viewer board.pl version, it is always correct. It's served as a proper Cyberpunk 2077 Expos
fds wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 08:41:No, that's not it then.
If I had to guess, not all statically generated pages got refreshed after you have fixed whatever was borked in the perl settings earlier, and some corrupted static pages remain.
Frans wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 05:29:Wishful thinking... the replacement mark returned for me too (some days ago but I didn't have time for this until now).
I was going to add one more weird observation about the replacement characters, but since last night I'm not getting them anymore during dozens of refreshes in multiple browsers. So perhaps the issue resolved itself just as mysteriously as it popped up...
Frans wrote on Feb 5, 2021, 14:50:I was going to add one more weird observation about the replacement characters, but since last night I'm not getting them anymore during dozens of refreshes in multiple browsers. So perhaps the issue resolved itself just as mysteriously as it popped up...
But I don't know the reason nor remedy for this yet; it's really weird that the browser only renders UTF-8 characters correctly and consistently if they're 3-byte ones (and then the 2-byte ones too), but not if a page includes only 2-byte characters, given that HTML and HTTPS instruct it to use that character set.
Yes, a workaround remedy may be to insure that the page always includes a 3-byte character somewhere, but I'd still like to understand the underlying problem if possible.